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DEEP-SEA DRAMA

NOAA scientists captured the remarkable moment when a non-predatory shrimp ate a fish alive

During a remote exploration of New Zealond’s underwater mountain Ufiata, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) captured a dramatic deep-sea battle between a caridean shrimp and a dragonfish. The caridean shrimp, which isn’t generally known to be a predatory species, mercilessly ate the fish alive right in front of the camera.

Witness the dragonfish’s gruesome death in the video above.

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